Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Never publicly criticize your boss. If others are doing it, don't join in. Instead, walk away and say nothing, or counter with a positive comment.
If you have an issue with your boss, bring it up in private, and don't talk about it with others.
Never go over your boss's head, unless the issue concerns something illegal or immoral.